Sometimes authors don´t realize the power they wield. There are times when a series of words have been used to topple entire countries. It is up to the creator to use his or her words wisely. To many, one particular author is the greatest writer who ever lived, creating best-seller after best-seller. But to this author´s characters, he is a mass murderer and needs to be taught a lesson. After finishing his latest manuscript, his characters decide that he has destroyed enough lives, and they want revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kati Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084322/bk_acx0_084322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America´s intelligence officers and their secret missions. For a crucial period, Henry Crumpton led the CIA´s global covert operations against America´s terrorist enemies, including al Qaeda. In the days after 9/11, the CIA tasked Crumpton to organize and lead the Afghanistan campaign. With Crumpton´s strategic initiative and bold leadership, from the battlefield to the Oval Office, U.S. and Afghan allies routed al Qaeda and the Taliban in less than 90 days after the Twin Towers fell. At the height of combat against the Taliban in late 2001, there were fewer than 500 Americans on the ground in Afghanistan, a dynamic blend of CIA and Special Forces. The campaign changed the way America wages war. This book will change the way America views the CIA. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Crumpton´s espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America´s spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever. From his early years in Africa, where he recruited and ran sources, from loathsome criminals to heroic warriors; to his liaison assignment at the FBI, the CIA´s Counterterrorism Center, the development of the UAV Predator program, and the Afghanistan war; to his later work running all CIA clandestine operations inside the United States, he employs enthralling storytelling to teach important lessons about national security, but also about duty, honor, and love of country. No book like The Art of Intelligence has ever been written - not with Crumpton´s unique perspective, in a time when America faced such grave and uncertain risk. It is an epic, sure to be a classic in the annals of espionage and war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001890/bk_peng_001890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was that most loathsome of all things: an uncanny, routine-disrupting inconvenience and anomaly. That´s what, as the result of an unforeseen event, unexpectedly invades and upsets Elmore Wiggins´ safely ordered life. For Elmore had never reckoned on the paranormal or the preternatural. But now that he´s had his accident, he is ´´seeing´´ certain events in the near future - including his own (although he doesn´t know it yet). Despite all his efforts to live a routine, planned, and safely dull life, carefully shielded from anything out of the ordinary, Elmore now has to face the fact that there´s a lot more to this life than he ever imagined. It´s an irreversible lesson he learns abruptly, violently, and against his will.´´Elmore´s Accident´´ is a short story with a touch of the paranormal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Wohlert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010485/bk_acx0_010485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.